November 11, 2013 at 22:30 PM EST
Malaysia to Host Annual Gathering of Global Power Industry Professionals at POWER-GEN Asia 2014

Power-GEN set for 10-12 September 2014 KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 September 2014, at the KLCC.

POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia, is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia's energy future, and will return to Malaysia for the first time since 2011. Attracting over 7,800 delegates and attendees from over 70 countries across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.

Event Director, Glenn Ensor, said, "We are delighted that POWER-GEN Asia will be returning to Malaysia, where we hope to continue upon the achievements our 21st edition in Bangkok, Thailand where we held our most successful event in the shows history, and enjoyed great support from leading organizations and governments from Thailand and South-East Asia as a whole."

The POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia conference is a key forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latest issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region, both conventional and alternative, under the theme of "Connecting Asia's Power Professionals".

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia continues to push the boundaries in conference content and will once again offer a leading line up of conference speakers, from around the world, discussing important topics and issues that are key to the power generation industries across the ASEAN region with a total of 6 conference tracks and over 150 international experts presenting across the 2 events.

The conference programme will be put together by the POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia Advisory Boards, comprising of consultants and high-level professionals from the world's leading power industry organizations.

The advisory board will meet to discuss abstracts that have been submitted as part of the Call for Papers which is currently open, with a deadline for submission of 6 December 2013. For further information please visit www.powergenasia.com or www.renewableenergyworld-asia.com.

In addition to the Conference, the event boasts the largest exhibition floor for the power industry within South East Asia, with over 230 exhibitors expected to be demonstrating the latest and leading technologies and solutions. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia delivers a quality audience and experience to all who exhibit and attend, enabling high-level networking and business opportunities.

Malaysia's energy consumption is expected to grow by 3.5%-4.5% over the next five years, with demand stemming from strong economic growth and the bulk of this demand is set to be met with new installed capacity by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

The demand for power is expected to shadow gross domestic product (GDP) growth at between 4.5% and 5.0% in 2013.Energy demand is expected to reach 20,700MW by 2020 from 15,826MW in 2012, spurred by the New Economic Model, Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and the country's strong GDP growth.

To meet this increase in demand, TNB plans to invest RM9.7 billion over the next five years to build new power capacity.

The maximum demand of the grid system in Peninsular Malaysia increased by 2.7% from 15,072MW in 2010 to 15,476MW in 2011. Out of the total generation capacity, 7,054MW came from TNB and the remaining capacity from independent power producers (IPP).

In Sabah, the total generation capacity increased from 779.7MW in 2010 to 830.1MW in 2011 while Sarawak generated 1,091MW in 2010 and this increased to 1,278MW in 2011.

The Malaysian government has also introduced policy initiatives and given emphasis on renewable energy (RE) and the RE target is 5.5% of Malaysia's total electricity generation by 2015. The government also is taking steps to diversify its energy sources by building up solar capacity and tapping its vast hydroelectricity potential.

For companies involved in the manufacture of equipment to the supply of products or services to the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia provides the platform and showcase opportunity to reach, meet and demonstrate to the electric power industry professionals and key industry buyers and influencers of South East Asia.

Gain access to the opportunities within the power generation and renewable energy industries of Malaysia and the wider region, and ensure your presence at POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2014. For further information please visit www.powergenasia.com.

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